offending against generally accepted standards of propriety or good taste; improper; vulgar: indecent jokes; indecent language; indecent behavior.
not decent; unbecoming or unseemly: indecent haste.
- in·de·cent·ly, adverb
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How to use indecent in a sentence
That Larry Elder opposed Proposition 187, an indecent ballot initiative that punished illegal immigrants by denying them access to basic human services.Why Gavin Newsom’s Big Latino Problem Could Bring Him Down | Ruben Navarrette Jr. | August 25, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Police experts say trauma from sex offenses and fear of such assaults can cause riders to abandon transit, creating even emptier spaces for crimes such as indecent exposure and sexual battery to proliferate.Metro delays vote on proposal that would ban passengers arrested for sex offense | Justin George | July 29, 2021 | Washington Post
Crimes not classified as felonies, such as indecent exposure, were down by more than 250 incidents through June compared with the same time last year.Metro Transit Police propose ban on passengers arrested for a sex or firearms offense | Justin George | July 13, 2021 | Washington Post
It allows indecent content as long as it conveys news, personal experiences, or to make political statements.Apple and Google put conservative social network Parler on notice for violent posts | Danielle Abril | January 9, 2021 | Fortune
In January 2009, at the end of a drawn-out criminal case stemming from the October 2007 encounter, a judge found Mason guilty of indecent conduct.Maine Hires Lawyers With Criminal Records to Defend Its Poorest Residents | by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor, with data analysis by Agnel Philip | October 6, 2020 | ProPublica
There is the smell here of an indecent rush for scapegoats, even before we know what really caused this crash.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501 | Clive Irving | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The problem is that being a decent person in an indecent situation is not enough, even though it may also be all you can do.
There is something indecent in asking people to fake a feeling to make a living.
The Cheneys exhibit indecent haste in their attempt at rep rehab.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab | Clive Irving | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mr Clifford, 70, denies 11 counts of indecent assault relating to seven alleged victims, aged from 14 to 20 between 1966 and 1984.This Just In: Max Clifford's Penis Is "Certainly Not Enormous" | Tom Sykes | March 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I've said from the very first, it's downright indecent for a girl to live alone on a farm—no chaperon, not even a woman servant.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
"It would be a highly indecent spectacle, my dear," said the vicar with a chuckle.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
It is said, perhaps untruly, that his remonstrance to the Prince against his remaining here has been ungentlemanlike and indecent.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
A telegraph company must transmit a message unless it contains indecent language.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
The person whose mind is satisfied by the parlour dullness of that nightly foolery only becomes animated when he is indecent.The Chequers | James Runciman
British Dictionary definitions for indecent
offensive to standards of decency, esp in sexual matters
unseemly or improper (esp in the phrase indecent haste)
- indecently, adverb
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